By MARTIN CHAWANZI
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has instructed Zambia’s envoy in the CAF Confederations Cup, Green Eagles Football club, not to use the Independence Stadium in Choma for continental matches anymore.
Green Eagles Independence Stadium will not host anymore CAF matches and according to a CAF communique, a go ahead was not given when they were playing Young Buffaloes of Eswatini.
CAF says a number of things failed the minimum criteria of club licensing and the pitch was one of them.
Some of the issues Eagles still have to deal with are improving the main pitch, the VIP Section must be bigger to have more and the accommodation in terms of Hotels needs to be improved upon.
CAF do give what is called a provisional Pass where they allow a club to play at home until they improve those requirements and if they fail CAF takes away hosting rights.
Some Clubs which CAF gave Hosting Rights this Year but took them away are Plateau United of Nigeria who were allowed by CAF to play one match in Jos.
Later CAF stopped the team from playing there and had to play their next match in Kano before they had their last match in Lagos which is more than 1000 Kilometers away from Jos.
while Ugandan side KCCA FC were allowed to play matches at the Lugogo Stadium but when they reached the Group stage CAF made them switch to the National Stadium.